Eyewitness to Astoria, Gabriel Franchere
Eyewitness to Astoria, Gabriel Franchere.
By: Franchere, Gabriel, edited Rex Ziak.
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Published: Moffitt House Press, 2011.
Astoria, Oregon is the oldest American city on the west coast, and the story of its founding is one of the most amazing chapters in all of early American history. Fortunately, one man wrote down in plain language exactly what happened. His name was Gabriel Franchere.
This annotated edition of Franchere’s eyewitness narrative gives the reader a rare glimpse into the beginnings of Astoria in a way never before seen and will compel everyone to rethink this history we thought we knew.